Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bridal Adventures... Putting your Best Face Forward

I'm not a Do-it-Yourself type of bride. I'm not going to spend hours making my own bouquet. I'm not going to spend months hand writing tags to go on favors. I'm not going to stress on my wedding day about all the things I have to do. There's a whole army of professionals out there that can do all of these things better, and faster, than I can.
I've decided to hire a professional makeup artist, too. That means I can sit on my ass and drink champagne while she makes me pretty. She does airbrush makeup, which basically means she will spray paint my entire face. I met with her this morning for a "trial run". This way we both know what I want come wedding day, and I'm familiar with how she works.

Hooray for fake eyelashes!
Finished product!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A "Thank You" to Hatch, New Mexico

Dear Hatch,
Thank you for growing such wonderful chiles. In red or green, hot or mild, your chiles never disappoint. They are wonderful over eggs in the morning. They are excellent in a tortilla for lunch. For dinner at night I just want to stick my whole head in a bowl of this goodness and lick it clean.
If only they were in season for more than a month. :::sob:::

My pot of chicken green chile, gone too soon.

Friday, June 24, 2011


We stood in front of glass shelves displaying crystal vases and sterling silver candle holders.
"Do we need any of this?" I had the store issued scanner in my hand.
"This is kind of pretty". He picked up a heavy crystal picture frame with two openings.
I looked over at the price list, which was almost completely hidden from view.
"That costs three hundred dollars".
And we both backed slowly away.

In the towel section an enthusiastic sales associate walked us through the various options, everything from washcloths to bath sheets. He leaned over a display of their highest priced towels and said "You might as well register for these, when else in your lift will you spend $50 on a towel". I immediately pictured all of my friends laughing as they read my registry and saw $50 towels.

We were also encouraged to register for multiple sets of stemware ("the good stuff and the stuff that can be broken at parties"), china, and more pots than we would need in 100 years.

I did manage to wrestle the scanner away from Todd before he could find the barcode for the $200 margarita machine, but somehow he scanned an apron with chickens all over it while I was distracted.

The store we were in carried a large selection of Fiesta Ware, but had almost no other "casual dining" options. We'll need to go to a different store and find some plates we both like, since everyone know that Fiesta is way too heavy to be useful. :-)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Observed in the Parking Lot

I guess this means my next car will not be a yellow Camaro. The plate is already taken.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Observed on the 101

My future car?
Cadillac SRX, plate reads 'LILCHIK'

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Crackin' Up

The only victim of my move:

Wouldn't you know, it was my ONLY FiestaWare plate.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Observed on Dunlap

Joey, have you moved to town?

Friday, March 18, 2011

top this!

After a few evening of being treated to the deliciousness that is a pepper cheese cruncher, I have become obsessed with one of the toppings:
They make everything more delicious!! Salads, bread, tortillas!!
I don't know how I ever lived without them!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Something Blue

L O V E!

If only I were not the same height as Todd, I would wear these under my wedding dress.
Rehearsal dinner perhaps?

If you have an extra $995 and can walk in 6.25" heels, you should invest in these.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Musical Interlude

Tuesday brought the release of the first album I had ever pre-ordered on iTunes.
Unfortunately, I must have pre-ordered it wrong since I didn't get on e-mail on Tuesday telling me was ready to be downloaded. Oh well. I just logged on and bought it. Love it.

Tuesday also brought 311 to town. I had bought tickets to this for Todd, even though I really had no idea what kind of music they play. It was a good show, and I woke up the next morning to this on my counter:
Upon closer inspection I noted this:
So, (Serafina Holt), who wants to come visit that weekend? I'll take you to a Spring Training game, too. :-)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I'm a Bileber!

Over the weekend we painted our nails with the Justin Beiber nail polish collection.

Then we went to the mall in our Justin Bieber t-shirts.And we saw a pretty entertaining movie. There were a couple of scenes when he didn't have his shirt on & I briefly thought I was watching kiddie porn, but besides that, the kid is kinda cute!

I actually came home & downloaded his album. The shame.

Monday, February 7, 2011

beating Facebook to the punch (sort of)

I wanted to post this here first, since all 5 of you loyal readers are family members, but you can't slow a good social network down, and you may have heard this news on Facebook already:


Todd proposed on Sunday. He couldn't wait until Valentine's Day as he had originally planned.

In real life the diamond is not this blue... I have a blue case on my phone I think it's reflecting in this pic.

We have not set a date. Honestly, I don't think we will set a date. I think whenever we're ready, we'll just go to Vegas.
But, we'll have a killer party when we get back. And all of you should buy us a present. :-)

If you're interested: 1.33 carat, hearts & arrows cut.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Look what I found on my doorstep yesterday!

Thanks Mom!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


What do these three things have in common?

Car keys............ an oh-shit handle ...................... and a beer?

You need all three of these things if you're going to give a 16 year old girl her first driving lesson.
It also helps if you can find a parking lot without a lot of curbs for her to run into.